C4iSR: Air

DARIN-III-equipped Jaguars receive Indian IOC

19 December 2016

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received initial operational clearance (IOC) for its upgraded SEPECAT Jaguar fighters featuring the locally developed Display Attack Ranging Inertial Navigation-III (DARIN-III) avionics suite for precision bombing.

Subhash Bhamre, minister of state for defence, told parliament on 16 December that the twin-engine combat aircraft have also been equipped with an open system architecture mission computer, an engine and flight instrument system, and a smart glass cockpit.

The IOC for the Jaguars fitted with the DARIN-III avionics suite had been approved in November by the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which had upgraded three of the fighters for testing.

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